Today, Baker County was notified by the Oregon Health Authority of two new COVID-19 related deaths of Baker County residents. This brings the total COVID-19 related deaths reported in the County to nine.
County Commissioner Mark Bennett says, “Even though the County’s risk level has improved, the virus continues to spread in our community. These reports weigh heavily on everyone. I want their friends and family to know how saddened we are for their loss, and we offer our condolences to everyone who is grieving.”
The Oregon Health Authority reported, “Oregon’s 2,213th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old woman in Baker County who tested positive on Feb. 24 and died on Feb. 26 at her residence. She had underlying conditions. Oregon’s 2,214th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old man in Baker County who tested positive on Feb. 24 and died on Feb. 26 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.”
To protect the privacy and well-being of the families, and to maintain compliance with health information privacy regulations, no further information about the individuals will be released by the County. We encourage everyone to be respectful as families in our community grieve.